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Largest Insurance Industry: 765thLargest Retail Industry: 837thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,105th
The Res publica of
Compulsory Consumerist State
SPQR
Influence
Hermit
Founder / Master of the Villa
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Upper Secundus

Population7.398 billion

CapitalUpper Secundus
LeaderDecimus Rex
FaithCultus Deorum Romanorum

CurrencyAureus
AnimalEagle

The Res publica of Upper Secundus is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Decimus Rex with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.398 billion Upper Secundians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Upper Secundus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Secundian economy, worth a remarkable 1,746 trillion Aureuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 236,109 Aureuses, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Upper Secundus, Upper Secundian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, Decimus Rex's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand, and teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Upper Secundus's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cultus Deorum Romanorum.

Upper Secundus is ranked 32,434th in the world and 1st in Villa for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,622.87 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 765thLargest Retail Industry: 837thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,105thMost Avoided: 1,140thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,467thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,730thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,859thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,085thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,163rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,407thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,958thRudest Citizens: 3,022ndFattest Citizens: 3,656thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,918thHighest Average Incomes: 3,940thLargest Black Market: 4,058thMost Armed: 4,647thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,988thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,380thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,643rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,231stMost Devout: 7,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,247thHighest Economic Output: 8,852ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,721stLargest Governments: 13,061stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,182ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,922ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,339th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Upper Secundus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Upper Secundus published "People who are cool and good" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : Upper Secundus was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Upper Secundus agreed to construct embassies between Villa and SECFanatics.
  • : Upper Secundus voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Data Protection Accord"".
  • : Upper Secundus voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Audioslavia".
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Secundus, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Secundus, Decimus Rex's latest speech included a bizarre reference to MaxWow incontinence pads being 50% more absorbent than the next leading brand.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Secundus, Upper Secundian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting.
  • : Following new legislation in Upper Secundus, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Upper Secundus.

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